Strong winds brings trees down in Decatur

Two trees fell onto houses and other trees blocked roads.

Posted: Aug 6, 2018 11:08 PM

Downed trees in Decatur blocked roads and fell on houses Monday.

Tammy Sanford lives on Vine Street where a tree fell onto a house and blocked a road.

She said the storm came in fast and scared her.

"I have never experienced anything like that," said Sanford.

She made it home from work right as the skies opened up.

"If I would have been five minutes later, you know? I would have been right under this tree probably," said Sanford.

Another tree fell onto a house on Grant Steet.

A tree removal service was already working to get it cleaned up less than two hours after it fell.

The Glover family, who lived in the house, said they first heard the whistle of fast winds.

"Then all of a sudden we heard this boom that shook the whole house and it was a loud boom. It wasn't a quite one," said Sandra Glover.

They said think it was lightning.

"We heard the cracking and I went to the door to look, but I couldn't go anywhere, because the tree was in the door," said Glover.

When the Glovers came outside after the storm blew through and saw the damage they knew how lucky they were.

"Very thankful. God was watching us today," said Glover.

This helps keeps things in perspective for them.

"Things can be replaced. Trees, houses, what have you, but people can't," said Glover.

The Morgan County Emergency Management Agency said there were no injuries because of this storm. 

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